National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump

by Jordyn Pair · Jul 16th, 2020 11:39 am

Last Updated Jul 17th, 2020 at 6:49 am

The National Association of Police Organizations published an open letter in support of President Trump on Wednesday, thanking him for his "steadfast" support of law enforcement.

NAPO, which backed Barack Obama and Joe Biden in 2008 and 2012, is made up of 1,000 police associations and 241,000 sworn officers. It did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

The letter praised Trump's support of law enforcement and cited several specific programs.

"We particularly value your directing the Attorney General to aggressively prosecute those who attack our officers; your signing into law the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act; your advocacy and signing into law the legislation which permanently authorizes funds to support 9/11 first responders and their families; your revitalization of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program to help reduce violent crime; and your unflagging recognition that America's law enforcement officers, just like any other citizens, have Constitutional rights, too," the open letter read.

NAPO met with Trump on Monday.

"Our officers have been under vicious assault. Reckless politicians have defamed our heroes as the enemy," Trump said on Monday. "These radical politicians want to defund and abolish the police...My administration is pro-safety, pro-police, and anti-crime."


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